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Introducing the $1,000 Find Club.

 
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grnbrg



Joined: 27 Sep 2005
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Location: 4948.505', -9708.066'

PostPosted: Feb 26, 2007 8:12 pm    Post subject: Introducing the $1,000 Find Club. Reply with quote

The Stuntman and I (Well, right now just me, but he's the other qualified member) would like to announce and invite new members in the prestigious $1,000 Find Club.

As with all exclusive clubs though, we have certain stringent membership requirements that must be met. All those wishing to belong to this lofty body are required to have spent more than $1,000 in the pursuit of a $3.00 piece of plastic.




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junglehair



Joined: 05 Apr 2005
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Location: Winnipeg

PostPosted: Feb 26, 2007 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I probably come close to being a member of that club. I spent $700 on airfare alone last fall to attend a geocaching event back in New York.

I also spent several hundreds on transportation and accommodation to drive down to Florida to attend GeoWoodstock III.

And if you consider all the miles that were added to my car after starting geocaching, you could add another $18,000 for the purchase of a new cache-mobile.

Of course, none of these were specific to going after a single piece of $3 plastic.
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Lagavulin



Joined: 18 Dec 2006
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Location: Winnipeg

PostPosted: Feb 27, 2007 1:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hrmmm... i got my Lowrance iway 350c with 5600 airmiles. At Safeway I get 1 airmile for every $20 spent. Let's do the math:

5600 x $20 = $112,000

I'm sure there were a few bonus airmiles in there, so it's probably less than $100,000 but certainly more than $1000 Smile

cheers
miles
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Jimbo 2



Joined: 21 Aug 2006
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Location: Manitoba

PostPosted: Feb 27, 2007 3:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love caching, but I'm glad I haven't spent that much!

.....BTW, what happened to the Stuntman's vehicle?
"Took Canadian Tire Money Left $25,000 Ford SUV.(+ 5L of oil)".....???
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The-Stuntman



Joined: 11 Aug 2006
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Location: Winnipeg

PostPosted: Feb 27, 2007 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The whole story is written in the log for the "Country Life The Swimming Hole " cache. Basically I drove over a rock and split my oilpan, thus leaving a very lagre TB near the cache. I now have a $100.00 dollar greasy salad bowl.
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Kabuthunk



Joined: 19 Aug 2006
Posts: 262
Location: Winnipeg

PostPosted: Feb 28, 2007 12:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lessee...
GPS: $550 approx.
Palm: $200 (it was a cheap one, but a COLOUR cheap one Razz) approx.
Geocaching membership: $39 USD (I had 3 months of single-month membership)
Chainmail rings: $50 approx.
Crafting supplies used to make geocaches and hiking stick.
*approximates items on paper* : $80 approx.
Cachemate registration: $9 USD
GSAK Registration: $25 USD
Geocaching bag (bought specifically for geocaching): $20
Travelbugs (tags and supplies): $50 approx.

I'm not counting my digital camera, since I bought it prior to geocaching. Also not counted was my backpack, now used for caching... it was obtained earlier. I'm also ignoring gas.

Grand total:
$950 CAD
$82 USD

Hurray! I have no life! Razz
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grnbrg



Joined: 27 Sep 2005
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Location: 4948.505', -9708.066'

PostPosted: Feb 28, 2007 2:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kabuthunk wrote:

(...)

Grand total:
$950 CAD
$82 USD


I'm sorry to disappoint you (and others) but I'm afraid this isn't the "$1,000 Caching Club", it's the $1,000 Find Club.

With $500 GPSrs, $200 PDAs and $1,000+ laptops being fairly common geocaching accessories, totalling $1,000 is pretty easy. Membership in the $1,000 Find Club means dropping (probably unintentionally) a kiloloonie or more at or in pursuit of a single cache.

Put another way, if you're eligible to be a member, you probably wish you weren't. d'oh!


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ertyu



Joined: 25 Apr 2005
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Location: Winnipeg

PostPosted: Feb 28, 2007 3:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

An errant rock means I'm in need of a new $500 windshield after a caching trip near Ile Des Chenes this summer. A few months later a narrow park gate claimed some of my paint. I've probably got a few dents and scrapes on the undercarriage after driving down some roads with rocks just a bit too big.
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Kabuthunk



Joined: 19 Aug 2006
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PostPosted: Feb 28, 2007 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, SINGLE cache, got it, got it.

Well... doesn't matter anyway. I was bored during some down-time at work, so I ended up making a list of all the items I've gotten for geocaching. Some of those items were presents, and I forgot that half the GPS was paid for by way of birthday present... so the significantly more accurate total for all geocaches with me (minus gas) would be $640.

So yeah... one way or another, I'm out of the club Razz


But 1k on a single cache? Damn... I may like geocaching, but not THAT much. The only one I could see me coughing up that much to do is maybe to go after the one on Mt. Everest, or that one that's inside an active volcano. Those are about it Razz
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The-Stuntman



Joined: 11 Aug 2006
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Location: Winnipeg

PostPosted: Mar 01, 2007 1:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How much stuff did Grnbrg buy just to go on a short hike. And don't say 1,000 bucks worth. Details, I want details.
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grnbrg



Joined: 27 Sep 2005
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PostPosted: Mar 01, 2007 2:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The-Stuntman wrote:
How much stuff did Grnbrg buy just to go on a short hike. And don't say 1,000 bucks worth. Details, I want details.


Heh. Put my car in the ditch on my way back from the trail Friday afternoon. (Checking the road. Really. Shocked) Hence:

  • Tow truck bill to pull the car out. (And pull the bumper off.)
  • 3 of 4 wheel well cowls broken.
  • Drivers door panel cracked.
  • Rear bumper shroud pulled off and damaged.

Still need to sort it out with Autopac, but I'm sure it'll hit $1,000.... Crying or Very sad


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slippery_1



Joined: 23 Apr 2006
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Location: Manitoba

PostPosted: Mar 01, 2007 3:43 am    Post subject: Northern Membership Reply with quote

lets see,

year: 2006

Amount spent,
new GPS'r= 500.00
Old GPS'r( just bought it but wanted better one so)
=100.00
membership to GC. 40.00
GSAK reg= 25.00
Most definatly coins= easy 1,000.00
swag= guessing 300-400.00 (including paint and ammo cans)
Oh ya a PDA (I never use anymore) 140.00
And many more items I still am collecting...now starting the coin minting so imagine this and add 3 more times.
5 or 6 trips to the south for caching (automobile and camper) 500.00 fuel
airfare 5 x's to the city 900.00 per trip
3 meals for the caches who shared their time and fun chauffering me
Hours and hours of fun and companionship= priceless
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Kabuthunk



Joined: 19 Aug 2006
Posts: 262
Location: Winnipeg

PostPosted: Mar 10, 2007 5:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well... I was almost forced to join this $1000 cache club. See my latest DNF:

http://www.geocaching.com/seek/log.aspx?LUID=7decedf7-edcb-4e5c-af1a-e6ef7a227784

If you're not familiar with the area, North of Inkster, somewhere vaguely close to McPhillips street.

I'm not familiar with the area offhand, but it looked fairly nice and decent. However, I have absolutely zero clue what the crime is like in that area. If you knew me more personally, you'd know that I'm a REAAAALLY paranoid person at best. Hence... keys locked in car in unknown area of town sets off more red flags in my mind than I care to count.

Alls I know is that there was so much swearing coming from me during my running, I'm surprised a censor bar didn't appear over my head Razz

I could see my DNF log if things didn't turn out the way they did.

Unable to find. Left car for local thieves Razz
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Lagavulin



Joined: 18 Dec 2006
Posts: 48
Location: Winnipeg

PostPosted: Mar 11, 2007 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

read the DNF entry... those kids were probably some of my students Smile you needn't worry... they're good kids around here...
most of them...
Wink
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Wagonmaker



Joined: 20 Apr 2006
Posts: 150
Location: Manitoba

PostPosted: Mar 11, 2007 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Maples is a good area, generally. No need to worry, Kabuthunk!
I read your log with amusement and look forward to reading about your future escapades while searching for my caches!
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